On the Pier, Berkeley
Last May, I visited Jana at her home near San Francisco, and we had a wonderful time painting together. But, first things first, we started out with a great meal at Skate’s, right on the bay. As we waited for a table, we took a stroll on the pier next door. Right now I’m participating in a sketchbook exchange called the Carnets Baladeurs. When I received one from Cathy in South Africa entitled au fil de l’eau, I pulled out the photos from my day with Jana and based my sketch on that (I removed the lights for the composition , in case you know the pier and are wondering why this looks strange). The moleskine accordion notebooks have a yellowish paper which doesn’t accept watercolor very well. As an experiment, I used colored ink on this one, but the results weren’t very different.